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Lox Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Foodfest International 2000 Inc. are warning the public not to consume Strubs ready-to-eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Strubs ready to eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon, is sold in 7 oz / 200 g packages bearing UPC 0 71217 69915 8 and lot code 09262011. This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The distributor, Foodfest International 2000 Inc., Concord, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Foodfest International at 905-709-4775 x 0 – Customer Service;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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